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MLK Day celebration to take place this Sunday at LMS

To The Daily Sun,
The 12th Annual Celebration to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Laconia Middle School from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Welcomed will be guest speakers Mohamed Ibrahim, Ph.D., Imam, Islamic Society of the Seacoast area and Amadou Hamady, Director of the N.H. International Institute of Manchester. They have been invited to share their reflections on being Muslim in America today. The audience will be invited to ask any questions they might have.
Dr. King, Jr. preached tolerance and respect. He introduced new ideas and inspired countless individuals to take up the cause for valuing diverse cultures and equality. He showed us that one person can make a difference. Building bridges among our differences was important to him. This celebration hopes to inspire building bridges with our Muslim friends.
This is a day for understanding and appreciating the spiritual beliefs of the many faiths that make up our democratic society. We are pleased that Dr. Ibraham and Mr. Hamady have agreed to bring their thoughts on their faith at a time when there is much misunderstanding of it. They are well known in N.H. for their work beyond their communities in their willingness to speak to wider audiences on being Muslim.
We believe that our work here in Laconia and the state is to cultivate a community-wide climate that does not tolerate prejudice of any kind which undermines the dignity of any person, group, or organization. So much disinformation is present in the media that it was thought that inviting Imam Ibrahim and Mr. Hamady to speak with us would bring fresh viewpoints to our communities.
Those attending may bring a favorite food or dish that represents one's culture to share with others. Beverages are provided.
The celebration is sponsored by the Laconia Human Relations Committee and the Immigrant Integration Initiative. All are invited to our community get-together of neighbors and friends. For more information contact Leonard Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carol Pierce

Laconia

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Jamboree a huge success; thanks!

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank everyone involved with helping to make the third annual Unified Basketball Jamboree a huge success once again this year. The day was filled with joy, laughter, dance parties, crazy 3s and the biggest smiles.

This couldn't have been done without the help and support of our local businesses and sponsors: Bank of NH Pavilion, Brookside Pizza of Belmont, Catherine Contigiani, Dairy Queen of Laconia, Gilford Cinema 8, Lakes Region Coca-Cola, Piche's Print Shop, Sal's Pizza Laconia, Sottak Orthopaedic & Surgical, Smitty's Tilton Cinema Pub and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Thank you to everybody who came out and supported our local unified basketball teams and helped raise money for the Special Olympics of New Hampshire.

Cassandra Contigiani

Belmont

 

 

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